Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith
Shopping for Microwave Safe Dinnerware
Portmeirion Potteries Ltd, a British ceramic manufacturer based In
Stoke-on-Trent, is a significant force in the pottery industry and an established
reputation for high quality and innovative design. Portmeirion manufactures an extensive
range of tableware, bakeware, kitchenware and giftware which are marketed with a wide
range of co-coordinating accessories in diverse materials.
Created by artist Susan Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion Potteries has a
long tradition of quality materials, elegant designs, and extensive collections. Though
Williams-Ellis originally sold her wares only in Portmeirion Village in North Wales, she
began a wider distribution in 1960 after renovating a rundown pottery factory with her
husband, Euan Cooper-Willis. Until this time, the artist had simply decorated preformed
shapes of dinnerware. With the purchase of the factory, she began designing the shape and
structure of the vessels as well.
The result is a collection of exceptionally harmonious pieces, including
tableware, bakeware, and cookware. Many patterns also include coordinating candles and gift
pieces. Within Portmeirion, individual lines take their inspiration from seasonal changes,
birdlife, landscapes, and —most famously — botanical gardens. In 1990, with
outlets in over 30 countries, Portmeirion received the Queen's Award for Exports. Though the
company has an extensive international following, its production and design is still family-run
Portmeirion Current Patterns
Retired Portmeirion Patterns — Are you having difficulty find
additional or replacement pieces for your Portmeirion dinnerware, which has been discontinued?
Check out the hundreds of items currently available.
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